Patsy Kensit born on 4 March 1968 in Hounslow, West London, England, is a famous English actress and a former singer. She was born in a Catholic family and her father, James Kensit was an antique dealer and her mother, Margie was a publicist. Patsy Kensit attended Newland House School located in Twickenham.
Patsy Kensit started her acting career when she was four and appeared in the television advertisement for Birds Eye frozen peas. Later, she made several appearances as a child artist in films and television programmes, like For the Love of Ada, The Great Gatsby, The Blue Bird, Luna, Great Expectations and The Adventures of Pollyanna. In 1985, Patsy Kensit was shot to fame when she pursued her career in singing as a lead singer of the band ‘Eighth Wonder’. The same year, Patsy Kensit also acted as Eppie in an adaptation of Silas Marner.
Owing to her acting skills and lovely face, Patsy Kensit was offered a lead role in Absolute Beginners, a film based on the book by Colin MacInnes. Patsy Kensit then made several appearances on the silver screen and acted in A Chorus of Disapproval, Lethal Weapon, Blame It on the Bellboy, The Turn of the Screw, Angels and Insects and Bitter Harvest. Her performance in the film Twenty-One released in 1991 was highly appreciated. In 2000, Patsy Kensit was portrayed as the wife of Geogre Best, a legendry football player, in the film Best. In 2004, Patsy Kensit played the role Sadie King in the British soap opera Emmerdale, for which she won the ‘Best Episode award for negative role’ at the British Soap Awards. People highly appreciated her performance in Bo Selecta, a British TV comedy sketch show aired on Channel 4.
In 2005, Patsy Kensit took part in the game show Marathon. She was a part of The Friday Night Project, a British comedy-show. She also appeared as ‘The Grand High Witch of the entire World’ at the Children’s Party at the Palace in celebration of the Queen’s 80th birthday in 2006. Apart from acting, Patsy Kensit has performed voice-overs for the online gambling website 32red.com. She played the character of Faye Morton, a ward sister in Holby City, a BAFTA award winning medical drama television serial. As of 2008, Patsy Kensit has signed to a famous modelling agency, Models 1.
Kensit’s briefly dated Michael Head of The Pale Fountains whilst he was living in Breck Road, Hackney in the early eighties.
Kensit has been married four times and all her husbands have been musicians of Irish descent. In 1988, she married Dan Donovan of band Big Audio Dynamite. In 1992, she married Jim Kerr, lead singer of Simple Minds. During her second marriage, she gave birth to her first child, James in 1992. In 1997, she married Liam Gallagher from Oasis. Kensit and Gallagher had a son, Lennon, named after John Lennon; they divorced in 2000.
By 2000, Kensit’s private life had brought her to as much attention as her acting or singing, as the tabloid newspapers detailed the breakdown of her marriage to Simple Minds singer Jim Kerr and her romance with Oasis singer Liam Gallagher. Her career stalled as she focused on her marriage, over which she claimed to cry every day of the marriage until it ended, as it eventually headed towards divorce. This personal downward spiral led to the resumption of her acting career.
After her marriage to Gallagher ended in divorce, Kensit spoke openly about her breast augmentation, which took her bust measurement from a 32B to a 35C. She has three tattoos: on her back; above the blade of her left foot (Gaelic words); and on her ankle. She changed the tattoo of her ex-husband’s name from Liam to the name of their son, Lennon.
After reported relationships with Ally McCoist, Calum Best, David Walliams, Matt Holbrook, and in 2005 with Jean-Christophe Novelli, Kensit began dating rap artist and beatboxer Killa Kela. They split up after a year, with Kensit stating that she did not see a future with Killa.
Kensit later became involved with the DJ Jeremy Healy and announced that she was marrying for a fourth time on 29 November 2007. On 31 March 2008 it was reported that the pair had mutually split and called off their wedding. They eventually married on 18 April 2009, in an event covered by a magazine, but the Daily Mail reported in February 2010 that the couple had separated. Kensit has vowed never to marry again following this split, describing it as “embarrassing and humiliating”. “This year has been truly, truly awful. I lost my confidence……. But I’m looking forward now, with one million per cent conviction, that I definitely won’t be getting married again.” she told She magazine.